Science & History Symposium

Timucuan Science and History Symposium

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Connect with and create thenext generation of park scientists, historians and researchers

The Timucuan Science and History Symposium is a place to:

  • Connect natural and cultural researchers, community residents, and National Park Service resource professionals at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
  • Identify partners for conducting research within the Preserve.
  • Share success stories of researchers who have contributed to the management and interpretation of the Preserve’s resources.
  • Communicate about the resources, research opportunities, and protocols of the Preserve.

The 10th Timucuan Symposium will be held on January 26, 2024 — watch this space for details.

Supporting the Next Generation of Leaders in Ecological Sciences, Preservation and History

Utilizing partnerships with National Park Service resource professionals and staff and university faculty, Timucuan Parks Foundation administers grants for graduate and undergraduate students seeking to conduct research in Northeast Florida’s Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

Timucuan Parks Foundation’s research grants fund opportunities for students to answer a relevant research question for the Timucuan Preserve in the fields of ecological sciences, preservation, archaealogy, and history. Projects cover a range of interests and enable students to make a real difference for Jacksonville’s national park while preparing them for careers in these fields.

  • Research awards will be announced in late May with financial awards being distributed in June.
  • Research will be conducted in the summer and fall months.
  • Students must present research findings at the Timucuan Science & History Symposium held in January of the following year.
  • The grants support student stipends, student travel, and/or project costs.

The deadline to apply is extended to Friday, June 2, 2023.

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Cultural and natural resources have a shared history of over 6,000 years within Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The interaction between nature and humans is evident…from the spoil islands to the altered wetlands, from the shell middens of the Theodore Roosevelt Area to the tabby structures of Kingsley Plantation and from the boat docks of neighboring subdivisions to the introduction of exotic animals and plants. Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve is a place where natural and cultural resources connect.

Learn more by visiting Timucuan Preserve’s symposium page.

For inquiries, please email [email protected].

2022 Timucuan Symposium Sponsors

Many thanks to supporters of the 2022 Timucuan Symposium whose sponsorship provide research grants for students and helped underwrite the event.


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"Thank you so much for organizing this informative symposium. I learned about many of the varied activities that Timucuan is sponsoring and supporting."

G. Pribanic

"Glad I could attend! Very good, varied content!"

C. Stephenson

"What a wonderful mix of topics."

Professor from Jacksonville University

"Well done! Bravo Zulu (old Navy signal)"

E. Froehlich, USN Retired

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